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Ryo Hazuki said:
he crashed and was already dropped. why would he continue
He had come back, and wasn't that far back on the climb from the front group. And he didn't have anything broken just a couple bruises apparently.

SafeBet said:
Wait.
I just said Lelangue, interviewd by Rai, stated that he wasn't injured and that he was more scared than sore.
I hope he exited for more of a reason than he was scared, I guess we will have to wait and here what he has to say about it.
 
Feb 25, 2011
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SafeBet said:
Wait.
I just said Lelangue, interviewd by Rai, stated that he wasn't injured and that he was more scared than sore.
if you have a bad feeling, you honour it...

Gilbert didn't need this race. he's already redeemed his season with the Worlds. leave him be!

(eta: that was more to Afrank than you, sorry.)
 
Mar 31, 2010
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El Pistolero said:
There were many people dropped on Sormano that came back.
yes but you don't really think he would've had a chance after that right? lol. he was 20th guy over the murro and the first 5 todya over final climb were all in first 5 over murro as well.
 
Mar 31, 2010
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The Hitch said:
Rain favours the risktaker which in Contadors case was him as the guy chasing and with nothing to lose. Purito was defending.

Today though Purito was just as willing to take risks.
contador did absolutely zeor in trying to get puri back after the climb. he didn't help the skys at all. not saying that he had to but he really can't throw it out the way it is
 
Aug 16, 2011
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thirteen said:
if you have a bad feeling, you honour it...

Gilbert didn't need this race. he's already redeemed his season with the Worlds. leave him be!

(eta: that was more to Afrank than you, sorry.)
Still I'm not sure just having a bad feeling is reason enough to exit a race, especially when your the top favorite to win it.

And I'm not really picking on him, just wondering what the specific reason for his exit was.
 
Jul 16, 2010
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SafeBet said:
Purito just said that Gilbert had caught and passed the whole front group before crashing.
Sorry if this was posted before but I didn't know it.
Ryo Hazuki said:
yes but you don't really think he would've had a chance after that right? lol. he was 20th guy over the murro and the first 5 todya over final climb were all in first 5 over murro as well.
Seems to me like he would've bossed this race without the crash. ;)

Anyway that's cycling, Purito won deserving, end of story.
 
Ryo Hazuki said:
contador did absolutely zeor in trying to get puri back after the climb. he didn't help the skys at all. not saying that he had to but he really can't throw it out the way it is
Yeah, Contador did nothing today. If it wasnt for his rep people wouldnt even have realised he was there.

Red Rick said:
I'm curious about what Contador said after the race
Apparently he talked about how he feels happy with his form post comeback and said thanks to the fans.
 
El Pistolero said:
Seems to me like he would've bossed this race without the crash. ;)

Anyway that's cycling, Purito won deserving, end of story.
You act as if Gilbert crash was some random accident that had nothing to do with the race.

Gilbert crashed because he was dropped. Everyone in the peloton was having a nice descent. Gilbert meanwhile was way back and needed to catch up so he started taking risks.

And thats the thing with taking risks. Sometimes you can make up time lost on a climb. But the flip side is you can crash.

If he had been able to stick with the favorites and not get dropped like a stone, then he could have had a easy descent and a chance to "boss the race" as you say.
 
Jul 16, 2010
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So what's your logic about Phil leaving everyone behind in the descent after he caught up? ;)

He crashed because of the rain. Not because of your silly way of thinking.
 
Jul 24, 2011
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El Pistolero said:
Seems to me like he would've bossed this race without the crash. ;)
of course it does..

and hey, nice coverage of the unbelievably diverse collection of umbrellas at the finish :eek:
 
El Pistolero said:
So what's your logic about Phil leaving everyone behind in the descent after he caught up? ;)

He crashed because of the rain. Not because of your silly way of thinking.
I remember when Nibali crashed in 2010 how happy you were and proudly shouting that descending is part of the sport and that phil is a far better descender than nibali.

But now that Phil crashes, you act as if crashing is an act of god.

Phil crashed trying to catch up.
 
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The Hitch said:
I remember when Nibali crashed in 2010 how happy you were and proudly shouting that descending is part of the sport and that phil is a far better descender than nibali.

But now that Phil crashes, you act as if crashing is an act of god.
I'm still saying descending is part of the sport and that Rodriguez win was deserving lol. And yeah, Phil's a better descender. He weights more, so goes down faster.

Rain isn't caused by God though. ;)
 
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